I am in 8th grade age 13 and wish to be an 8th grade social studies teacher at the school I go to now. I would like to know the courses I should try to take in high school, and what I would have to do in college. I was also wondering that when I do fulfill the requiremnets how I would get this job in my school. Please answer to the best of you ability. Thank you.
You always hear that theres an "overabundance" of this and that, and a "shortage" of this and that... but it is truly difficult to get a teaching position as a secondary social studies teacher?
I'm all about relocating too! I would love to relocate to the pacfic northwest or Northern CA if there were a need there.
Im 14, a guy, and aspire to be a social studies teacher. My lip os pierced and I would like to lnow if I can keep my piercing as a teacher.don't lecture me on piercings I just want to know if it is possible for me to get a job with my lip pierced.
Are there a surplus of social studies teachers?
Hi, I Live in NY and I am completing my masters and will be certified for 2007-8. Its is difficult to find a Social Studies job here in New York and so my wife and I are willing to move pretty much anywhere( its so expensive here anyway). Ive noticed that even growing areas like Las Vegas and North Carolina need teachers but not necessarily SS teachers. Is there any state or area where there is a shortage of Social Studies teachers....or should I begin learning chemistry? Thanks for any help.
I'm looking to become a social studies (history) teacher in a middle/high school level, but I'm not sure of what I need to study to do so. Do I just need History?
I am a new social studies teacher and I know there is a lot to cover for Middle Ages I don't know where to start! help please
I currently hold an initial license in Social Studies for grades 5-12 in Massachusetts. I did 8 weeks of student teaching in high school and 8 weeks in middles school, and passed both of the required tests. Well, during my first job search I had a few interviews but couldn't land a job as a social studies teacher. A position for a permanent sub for instructional technology in a k-8 school popped up and since I love technology I jumped on the opportunity and got the job. Now I am realizing that I really enjoy it and I am wondering what I have to do to become a full-time instructional technology teacher.
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I am working towards becoming a social studies teacher, but through my college preparation and student teaching I foolishly did not pay much attention on gaining training and experience in an extracurricular activity to make myself more marketable. Now I am graduated, and looking for advice on how to gain that experience to aid in my job search. How can I get myself in a position to be an advisor for school newspaper, yearbook, debate, leadership, and coaching soccer. Those are the things that fit my interest, but I have no experience in any of them. Where can I start?
I'm currently majoring in political science/philosophy and I'm almost done with my program. I'm interested in being a social studies teacher. How much more difficult will it be to get certification and a job with only a political science/philosophy degree?
I have a certification in secondary social studies. However I have been unable to land a job as a teacher. Any advice?
I am in the process of gaining my certification to be a high school social studies/history teacher.
I am concerned that, in the interview process, I will be asked to coach a sport. It seems to me that, as busy as I will be in the first years of my teaching career, the last thing I need to have hanging over my head is the responsibility of a coaching position.
I have had it said to me in numerous conversations that, more than likely, I will be dismissed from a high school teaching position over my sports team's performance more often than I will over my teaching skills.
We keep seeing job advertisements stating "must be HQT" or "looking for HQT social studies teachers. Do you need a certifcate showing that from the state or federal government to call yourself highly qualified? Or will his experience and licenses determine that? thanks
I've been substitute teaching and taking leave replacements for over a year now, and I'm out of patience with finding a job here in New York. I'm a certified Social Studies teacher, but there has been a hiring freeze here in New York City for the past 2 years, and they say it will last for another three. I have sent my resume to some schools in Raleigh and Charlotte, but have not yet been offered any interviews. Any suggestions? Thanks!
I wanted take my Masters in Elementary Education to teach K-8 but missing two required classes to start the program. I am thinking Social Studies would be a better/easier path to teaching here in NYC.
If I do get a MAT in Social Studies degree, can I teach other subjects or must it be Social Studies?
Also is the Social Studies teachers in NY needed or is the job market over-saturated and jobs are hard to come by?
Some people say not to go into education at all. I would study to be a social studies teacher, but we all know there's no jobs in that.
Maria, could you explain?
My favorite subject is Social Studies especially (American History). & When I get to that point when its time to choose my job, I can't just live off a teachers Salary. Plus I really love Politics. & I was wondering if its possible to be a Congressman & Social Studies teacher at the same time. It doesnt matter how long it will take, I just want to know if its possible.
PLEASE SOMEONE ANSWER! PLEASE!
I am studying to be a seventh to senior year history/social studies teacher. I have heard that most history teachers are also coaches. I can coach, I was just wondering if it is required in some places?
I have heard that my new social studies teacher is mean! AHHHHHHHHH, help!
I've loved all of the social studies classes that I have taken in high school, and I would like to teach it. What degree will give you the most versatility as far as what subjects you can teach in the social studies department?